I purchased the car 2 years ago and it has flaws in it's transmission. It has been repaired 3 times in 2 years, Ford have extended the warranty because of the issue. Initially they were reluctant to fix but had far too much pressure. Mechanics at Ford said "it drives like this because 3-4 people are driving the car and have different driving styles".... Really, it's a car. It's sluggish, shudders and adolescents in the house cannot drive it to Uni, as they feel unsafe with it's performance.
Good small car, But!
The ford fiesta is certainly a wonderful small car!
The pro's involves great handling, good mileage, great speakers and its good looks.
The biggest drawback of the car is the transmission. The car shudders and struggles a lot on low gear(1-2).
Other than that it works great!
Fun to drive!
Has been good but not without issues
Loved it at first as the engine was efficient, handling was great and I loved the exterior look. Over time however the ecoboost 1L engine became more and more annoying particularly when on hills as the car was just not as responsive as one might hope. Issues also arose at the first scheduled service with a coolant leak covered by warranty, however at year 2 another warranty issue arose and by the end of year 3 the tyres need replacing after only 30000 km of mostly city driving
Best daily car EVER
I used to own a highly modified 2008 Subaru STI pushing 300kw at the wheels. I sold it and purchased the Fiesta ST as a downgrade but boy was I surprised.. It's actually more fun and easier to drive! Besides going slow in a straight line this thing is literally a train on rails when cornering. Boost kicks in very early around 2000rpm so it's always feeling zippy. I get about 600km per tank of fuel. Very decent on petrol especially when I drive partially aggressive.
Have a 2016 Fiesta ST with the optional Mountune Kit.
I’ve prevously had a Honda S2000 and Infiniti G37. This car is obviously much smaller than those two, but doesn’t mean it doesn’t pack a punch.
Very responsive steering and throttle. Only complaints are that the Sync Voice system is largely unresponsive and slow.
In all areas of actually driving the car, it’s excellent.
Love driving my fiesta. Have had no issues so far. I bought a 2010 model 2 years ago and she is still going strong. Very reliable and cheap to run. I regularly use the car to transport 3 of my dogs - two rotties and a maltese and they all fit comfortably on the back seat.
- Fiesta WZ (2013-2020)
- Verified purchase
I was a bit wary prior to buying my Ford fiesta ST before due to well known 'ford problems'. But then as I research, it's just the power shift ones! Months later on, I'm still enjoying my car averaging 6.6L/100km in mixed driving. Best of both worlds! The only problem I found in the car is that my cheeks hurt from so much smiling as while I drive it!
Very good fuel consumption, easy to park and drive around. Has all the features necessary. Big booth as well. Hatch is a good option for carrying bags around. Very comfortable ergonomic seats. This is the best car I have ever owned. Drives very well in the city and on the open road.
Not a smooth drive
Bought this new for $22k (runout sale) in 2013. Hindsight is 20/20 - I significantly overpaid for this car. I was so excited for a new car, I was still a provisional driver at the time. It's an o.k runaround car, but it has put me in sticky situations when I needed to accelerate quickly i.e a busy roundabout or merging onto the motorway, it's a nightmare to drive! It jitters, shakes and is delayed. This problem has caused a lot of near-misses.
I've tried to explain the problem to Ford customer service when I went in for my service, but thy'...ve downplayed the problem. Excusing the behaviour as "the computer inside the car is learning how you drive" I've had it for a couple of years and it's STILL learning how I drive? Unlikely. Traded it in and only for $5000 for it.
What a ripper
I love this little car, I originally purchased it as a runabout, while my daughter is getting her Learners, now I don’t think I want to give it up. It is so reliable, timing belt intervals are at 150k its amazing. My uses 6.6l per 100km so it costs next to nothing to commute and I do 600km a week as I’m the family soccer dad so I do school runs, and take the kids to all their after school activities. But it doesn’t end there, because it is a hatch, there is added benefit of room. I cycle and my road bike fits comfortably, in the back with enoug...h room to pick up my two children from school. Our greyhound finds enough room in it too, she has no problems getting in through the side or rear hatch. I have owned over 100 cars in my life and this one is definitely in my top 5
I love the ford econetic and its fuel economy and how quite it is on the road. This car is amazing and i love it. So sporty and drives great. Love the electrical features and how compatible it is with your phone. One of the smartest cars that ive come across.
Perfectly designed Hatchback
They should've left the design process and stopped when they reached the WS.
It's sleek, looks awesome in the metallic green with low profile wheels.
Amazingly zippy with excellent pickup off the go and smooth change through the gears.
Parts and components are easy to get and cheap, not that we've had to replace anything on it, but at least if we need to, we know we're covered.
It fits 3 kids in the back comfortably and plenty of room in the front for a 6ft adult.
Brakes can get a lil spongy at times, but nothing a small bleed doesn't fix. Great on fuel economy and they just last.
Good on fuel, handles well, cruise control but their cost saving design really annoys me!
Bought the 5spd manual Fiesta urgently after selling the Subaru WRX with little time to research. The car did well in a few department, but let down on a few.
Good fuel economy - 5.6L/100km (mainly 80kph suburbian driving) to 6.8L/100km (110kph cross country)
Good handling - For a FWD, the fiesta's corner with precision. I can confidently corner on narrow country roads at freeway speed (Can't compare with the AWD WRX). I won't be able to corner with this much confidence in other small cars in its segment.
Comfortable for long distance...
A reliable, great looking car.
I purchased this car from the original owner when it was about 3 years old, and with approx 50k on the clock. I was looking for a car with a higher safety rating, as well as being cheap on fuel, with a modern body and interior features. I found this little guy. It really does have a sexy body to it, bold curves with a rear spoiler and alloy wheels. The interior looks surprisingly modern with its clean dash layout and function screen, accommodating Bluetooth phone and AUX. I have had a few arguments with the voice control lady though, she isn't ...of much use... My car is the last round to be made in Germany before they moved to Asia, and I love having the light switch on the dash, easy to find! The driver seat is pretty comfy with side support; not sure about the other seats. I have one child in the back and have used the ISOFIX points and anchor points, the boot is quite big being able to fit the pram flat with just one wheel removed. Mechanically the car has given me no hassles since the day I took ownership 3 years ago. I am currently sitting on 97xxx km. Ford is still offering capped price servicing for me, but it sometimes works out cheaper to do it yourself if it's a simple oil/filter change etc. I haven't had any issues with Ford customer service down at Pakenham. It is a 5 speed manual, I chose the manual as the auto seemed quite clunky and delayed in gear changes. The manual is smooth and easy to shift, however, every now and then when shifting into reverse, it makes an awful grinding noise. And sometimes requires some encouragement from the clutch to shift completely into reverse. It is surprisingly great on cornering, I don't feel any slip or slide when I power through a traffic circle and the steering wheel is easy to keep control over. The only downfall I can note is its lack of power, its quite pathetic really during take off. And I can completely floor the accelerator and I feel the years passing by before it even feels as though it's increased speed. Quite depressing when I like my ride to include a little oomph. If speed and power isn't anything you're interested in then this car would be perfect for you.
Trouble with transmission
Purchased this car brand new. Good enough drive/easy to maneuver, but the transmission they use has a fault that Ford do not seem able to fix.
Quite often when accelerating, the car will shudder a bit. First few times I mentioned to the service dept, they said they updated the software. Eventually had to get replaced and still had issues.
Perfectly Styled Little Car.
I absolutely LOVE my fiesta. It is a manual car that I have owned for 5 years and I have no had one major issue with it. I love it so much that when my husband suggested buying a bigger 'family' car, I struggled to find one that I liked. The interior feels quality and is really nicely put together. The voice recognition isn't very good with my voice but it does work most of the time. I love the colour white that ford has. The power is quite good for a small car.
Great car with no problems.
We bought a WZ Fiesta Sport 1.0 manual in January 2014 (one of the very first sold). It has had no faults and still looks and drives as new - despite my wife driving 500km per week.
The Ecoboost engine is a little jet but is very economical (although we choose to run it on expensive 98 RON fuel). Manual gearbox and clutch are fine.
My wife finds the seats far more comfortable than my those in my Golf, and the ride and handling are very good. For such a small car it's very roomy.
Despite a flimsy feel, Pheobe the Fiesta has been 100 pe...rcent reliable, nothing has broken or worn out and Etheridge Ford have provided great service, Our only concern with Phoebe will be eventually replacing her as it is reported Ford will not be importing the next generation Fiesta. (All the other small cars seem so dismal to drive after the Fiesta). Highly recommended car. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Excellent little car
Had car for 8yrs..GOOD::No problems..Handles well..Cheap to run..love the boot..gets my shopping in..Amazing..BAD::No guts for overtaking..Few blindspots..Air con not cold enough..my car is one of the last made in Germany before all the faults started..I drove through floods..Water just above door level..Watch Top Gears Test Drive..Done 115,000kms No signs of
Economy Class Ride
This review is in addition to my earlier review on 2015 Ford Fiesta WZ (S) 1.5L, 4 Cyl, 6 Spd Auto, ULP, 4 Door Hatch. Start car & it revs immediately & noisily at approx 1800 rpm for about 25 seconds. Then drops down to around 800 rpm at idle. Every time. (Why? To reach operating temp?) Unnecessary 'wear & tear' on engine & wastes fuel. Ford requires owners to manually support the bonnet by propping it up with a metal rod: Hey Ford, its 2017 - not 1960!!! Rear drum brakes? They are obsolete & ADR's should make them illegal on all new cars sold...in Australia. Seats are small, narrow & uncomfortable. Front windscreen wipers leave a splash mark on the passenger side of the windscreen which obscures vision. The rear windscreen wiper jet leaves a trail of dribbled fluid which dries to a dirty stain from top to bottom of the glass. (Very annoying!) The Menu for Audio/Phone is so bad, if 'Sync3' can be installed as an option, I will be forced to upgrade the dash. In response to the lifeless 1.5L 'Lawn Mower Engine' in the Fiesta, I got a quote from 'Garrett' for a Vehicle Specific, custom made: C.A.I, Turbo, Intercooler & Exhaust = $7K (+ Extras). The lack of Aftermarket Accessories for this model is pathetic & it's almost impossible to modify. Overall, a wholly negative & depressing purchase. Nobody 'twisted my arm' to buy it & it's 'Buyer Beware'. That's why I'm writing this Review. Hopefully to stop someone else making the same mistake I did. No wonder Ford shut down building cars in Australia. The Quality & Value For Money just isn't there! The End. UPDATE: But wait, there's more? Now, approaching 8000 klm (on Speedo), there is a very loud 'metal on metal' grinding noise when reversing. Only happens in reverse. Ford, predictably, found no faults & said there is nothing wrong with the car. My ears tell me otherwise. I'm not deaf! Do Ford make cheapest possible 'cars' - for maximum possible profit? The answer can only be: "YE$". Ford Fail.
- Fiesta WZ (2013-2020)
- Verified purchase
You Get What You Pay For. Unfortunately!
2015 Ford Fiesta WZ (S) 1.5L ULP. 6 Spd Auto. 5 Door Hatch. Ex Demonstrator: 6,500 klm. BUILD: Cheap & nasty. Held together by rubber, plastic & buckets of glue. Dashboard is cluttered & virtually unreadable. 'Space Saver'spare tyres should be illegal. ENGINE: Uses more l/100klm than claimed. TRANSMISSION: Unpredictable. Always 'hunting' for another gear. Lurches & jumps 'up & down' around town. HANDLING: Doesn't feel safe. Suspension not 'mated' to steering. ROAD NOISE: Worst of any car I have ever owned, including a 1996 Toyota Landcruiser '...Troop Carrier' Diesel 4WD! CONCLUSION: Style before practicality & safety. Economy & comfort: Fail. Resale value: Worthless. Would not recommend Ford Fiesta, of any model, to my worst enemy. This - is the 'Lemon' I should NOT have bought! If this is Ford's new 'World Car', the Company will be consigned to the Garbage Bin of Automotive History!
Questions & Answers
As a fiesta eco boost 1000cc got a cam belt or time omg chain
I am considering purchasing a 2005 Ford Festiva. Are there any common issues associated with this model?
Hi, I'm looking at buying a 2010 Ford Fiesta LX that's done 90,000ks. It just had its 90k service.
I've had it RAA checked and they've said it's due for timing belt change (10 years/150,000ks). How much would this cost? And are there any other issues I should consider? Thanks
I purchased a 2009 WS Fiesta Zetec last October and found it required the timing belt change when I read the manual. Given the previous owner's attitude to servicing, there was no way it would have been done. I did this: I bought the required parts online. I could get them cheaper than my mechanic could. Change the water pump at the same time. Be aware that "timing belt kits" often come with camshaft seals, and if your mechanic goes ahead and does them, you'll then need new bolts for the sprocket(s) they have to remove to get at the seals. They are once only usage "torque to yield" bolts. I'd suggest not to do the seals unless they obviously need replacement- and get the bolts in first. I'd also advise to have a new accessory belt on hand, mine started disintegrating within days of the timing belt work because they're stretch fit and not really designed to be reused. If the car runs like a hairy goat after the work, the cam timing's out. This happened to me, there were 3 bolts supplied to "lock" the camshaft and the workshop used the wrong one. All up cost for me was $1200, but that included a service with oil filter and 5W-20 oil (the recommended grade), a new driveshaft seal plus fitting, a wheel balance and a few other odds and sods. If no other work is required and you don't change the cam seals it might be in the $700 to $800 region. My mechanic has reasonable hourly rates, but charged me $104 for "special tools hire" which annoyed me. Presumably that wouldn't happen at a Ford dealership but they'd undoubtedly find other parts "needing" replacement.
It's likely to be in the region of $700-800 although my service was ~$1200 including parts. I had the gearbox end drive shaft seal replaced, a wheel balance and other odds and sods. I also supplied many of the parts as I could get them cheaper online than the workshop could get them in. Be aware that many "timing belt kits" come with cam seals, and if the workshop goes ahead and changes them, you'll need new sprocket bolts as they're single use only "torgue to yield". In my case that caused a delay of a week while they were ordered in and fitted. Also, the accessory belt on my car nearly disintegrated within days of getting it back: it's stretch to fit and not really designed for reuse, so get a new one of those as well as a water pump kit. You may also need a new thermostat, or at least it's sensible to have the extra parts fitted as so much has to be dismantled to do the timing belt. If you avoid the cam seals (i.e. they look fine) you might save up to $100 or possibly more in costs.
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